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6 Indian soldiers killed when 2 avalanches hit military post in Kashmir

6 Indian soldiers killed when 2 avalanches hit military post in KashmirThe Indian army says six soldiers were killed when avalanches hit a military post and a patrol along the highly militarised Line of Control that separates the Indian and Pakistani-held portions of the Himalayan region of Kashmir, Associated Press reports.

Indian army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia said Thursday that a massive overnight avalanche buried a military post manned by 10 soldiers in the Gurez sector. He said three bodies were recovered and the seven other soldiers were rescued.

Kalia said another avalanche swept away an army patrol in the same area. Three bodies were recovered and rescuers were searching for other missing soldiers.

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Avalanches and landslides are common in Kashmir and have caused some of the heaviest tolls for the Indian and Pakistani armies camped near the Line of Control.
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